September 26, 2014

Quick Tip: Knotting Your Scarf Pt 2

Scarves don’t just need to be a practical accessory. There is nothing wrong with wearing a scarf just as a style accessory. I covered a lot of the basic knots already in Part 1, but I wanted to supplement with a few more.

1. The Fake Infinity

This one is all in the name. Creating the look of an infinity scarf is fairly simple. Start out by tying the two ends together. If your scarf has fringe at the ends, you can tie the individual fringe together. This will give you a cleaner look, but it will also take more time to do (and undo).

Once knotted, wrap the scarf like you would a normal infinity scarf, hiding the knot in the folds. Adjust until it’s comfortable.

2. The Four-in-Hand

The four-in-hand has a menswear inspired name, but a much more interesting (and symmetrical) look than its tie knot counterpart. Start with the scarf looped over your shoulders, like with a French Loop. Take one of the ends and put it through the loop.

Twist the loop half a turn and put the second end through the loop below the twist.

Tighten and adjust.

3. The Loop and Tuck

This is similar to the variation on the single wrap that I did in my previous post, but with a slightly different look to the finished product. Start out with the scarf draped over your shoulder, with one end slightly longer than the other. Wrap the longer end around your neck once. 

Tuck the ends into the loop, then tighten and adjust.

There are a lot more ways to knot a scarf so don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own favorite. I wear scarves almost year-round, so using different knots gives me the versatility to keep things interesting month after month.

Stay stylish,
- JJ


  1. Great post JJ- love the different looks. I dont know if you agree but each one sort of has an image attached to it. The Fake infinity the knot of the younger generation, the Four-in-hand the knot of the sophisticated gentleman and loop and tuck the hipster!

    1. Thanks for reading Aaron! I never really thought about it, but I can absolutely see where you are coming from. That is a really great analytical take on an oft-overlooked accessory!

      Stay stylish,